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2016 Conference


2016 Conference Agenda

8:00am            Check-In and Vendors  

9:00am            Welcome & Acknowledgements

9:15am            Nicole Greer - "SHINE"

10:15am          Break and Vendors

10:45am          Shayla Herndon-Edmunds - "Stop Telling Me to Breathe!"

11:45am          Break and Vendors

12:15pm          Lunch

1:15pm            Dance it Off with Gwen!!!

1:30pm            Laura Hamilton - "Time Wasters"

2:30pm            Door Prizes & Closing Remarks

2016 Speakers

Nicole Greer, PPCC
As the principal coach and CEO of Vibrant Coaching, Nicole Greer, PPCC helps individuals, corporations, government entities and non-profits become the people they were created to be through defining and fulfilling a mission, to work better in teams, and exemplify excellent leadership. Using transcendent leadership programs and coach training gives Nicole foundational tools, uncommon wisdom and an advantage in the marketplace. For the last 20 years Nicole has worked as a coach, marketing director, master of first impressions, and sales trainer in the many facets of business. Her experiences working with all kinds of people led her to found Vibrant Coaching. Nicole is a speaker, trainer, facilitator, life and business coach.

Nicole is a strong coach. She has the "Edge." Nicole holds her clients in high esteem and strongly encourages commitment from them as she makes them ask themselves hard questions that inevitably lead to growth. Whether she is coaching one on one or training a corporate, government or ministry team, Nicole's purpose is to facilitate movement...significant movement. A key part of why individuals hire a coach is to hear the coach's opinion about the client's goals, situation, problems, dynamic or lifestyle. With your permission, Nicole will provide support, wisdom, structure, questions, understanding, strategies, ideas, synergy and yes, opinions. If you seek clear direction, Nicole can help you and your team determine objectives, set goals and accurately monitor performance, motivate and encourage team members, identify and meet people's needs, understand how personality types interact, and build quality relationships. To find out more visit: www.thevibrantcoach.com.

S.H.I.N.E. Live an Illuminated Life
A VIBRANT LIFE is pulsating with energy and purpose. SHINE is a master plan for goal setting through harnessing strategies, systems, and smarts. This program aims to release your talent like a light to illuminate the dark places where your brilliance is desperately needed in your organization. You will experience a fresh approach to Self-Assessment, take a hard look at your Habits, explore what it means to be in Integrity, articulate Next Right Steps, and take an Energy audit. This proven methodology for coaching creates movement...significant movement.

You lead at work, at home and in the community. You need a structure to support your life as you support your organization's future. Integrated with stories Nicole provides proven, time-tested, and smart actionable strategies. Nicole speaks directly to the audience in a group-coaching format utilizing tools like the 'Art of Dialogue', a technique you can tuck away in your own tool kit.
  • Understand "YOU 101."
  • Learn about your elemental communication style, see your strengths and challenges, and name them.
  • Get a grip on your unconscious tendencies or habits.
  • Take a deep dice into what it means to be a man or woman of integrity, whole and contributing in a powerful way.
  • Formulate next right steps.
  • Look at energy in a four-fold model that if taken seriously can change everything abut your life, your organization, and your future. 

SHINE is for professionals who know they can do more but feel limited by the organizations challenges with regard to time, money and energy. If you have a dream to contribute your talents, gifts and life to your family, your organization and the greater community in a powerful way, you will be inspired to do more with the untapped potential that lies dormant within. SHINE identifies the obstacles that hold you back and gives you the strategies, systems and smarts to overcome those obstacles.

Join Nicole Greer, PPCC aka The Vibrant Coach for jam-packed session full of humor and real time tools you can start using today. To find out more about Nicole visit: http://thevibrantcoach.com/.

Shayla Herndon-Edmunds
Shayla Herndon-Edmunds, "Coach Shayla," is the Founder of SHE Inspires, Incorporated; a personal development company that offers a range of services including life and business coaching; workshop development and facilitation; consultation, and motivational speaking for individuals and organizations/ She also serves as the Director of Diversity Education at Wake Forest University, where she is primarily responsible for consulting campus units, and developing and facilitating cultural competence training for faculty, staff, and students.

Ms. Edmunds resides in North Carolina with her partner, Curtis and their three children Michael, Madison, and Myles. She received her B.A. degree in English and Business Administration from George Mason University and holds certifications in professional life coaching, Reiki, emotional intelligence, unconscious bias, and intercultural development. She is a published author and and eclectic soul with interests ranging from neuroscience to alternative medicine and holistic living. Edmunds serves on the board of directors for the Kamp Kizzy Foundation, where her passion for serving and empowering youth helps to provide free learning opportunities for boys and girls from across the country each year.

Topic: Stop Telling Me to Breathe!
Have you ever had some severely happy or ironically anxious person tell you "just breathe?" Who has time for that, right?!!! Today, we are bombarded with messages about balance and wellbeing. From gurus and coaches to products and programs, there is no shortage of people telling us how important these things "should" be to us. Some believe that balance and wellbeing are critical to our emotional , spiritual, and physical health, while others believe they don't exist.

As incredibly busy working professionals who wear multiple hats, while completing multiple tasks, for multiple people, using multiple tools and devices, the idea of focusing our own wellbeing often feels like "another thing to do." And if you're like many of us, the very thought of self-care can be overwhelming. While balance and wellbeing may be important, they can only be achieved when we make them for us and about us by recognizing that our needs are specific to us.

Together we will:

  • assess our own needs and priorities,
  • evaluate how well we meet them,
  • created a personal definition of balance and wellbeing; and
  • receive tools for living a more balanced and mindful existence.

We all deserve to live the life we deserve and desire. In reality, most of us have all the tools that we need in order to do so but we use them to help others and very rarely, ourselves. As an administrative professional, I've been Guilty of helping others to live their best life while barely attending to my own. And now as a coach, entrepreneur, and a mentor, I've committed to helping others discover and define  their own sense of balance, which in my case began with tow words "me too."

Laura Hamilton
Laura Hamilton is President of her own speaking, training and consulting business. Since 1984, Laura Hamilton Seminars, Inc has been conducting seminars, workshops, and keynotes in the area of communication skills. She numbers among her clients, Dell, Chevrolet, The Home Depot the healthcare industry and numerous non-profit organizations throughout the United States.

A graduate of UNC-Greensboro, Laura is an active member of the National Speakers Association and serves on the board of the Carolinas Speakers Association. She has received the coveted, CSP, Certified Speaking Professional designation, which has been awarded to fewer than 500 professional speakers in the United States.

Topic: Time Wasters: They Steal our Lives
Ever finished a day at work and wondered where the time went? Ever tried to finish up "one more thing" and actually completed nothing? Ever wanted to spend a quiet night at home but your youngest child remembers a science project is due tomorrow? Ever noticed you complete things faster the closer to a deadline? Ever wished you could gain control of your world? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need help eliminating the Time Wasters in your Life! Time Wasters steal any extra bits of time to add more chaos in your day. Topics include:

a. Eliminating self-distractions and interruptions
b. Managing text messages and emails
c. Cleaning up the clutter
d. Developing a "no" script
e. Utilizing a list of things to do
f. Realizing technology does not manage time
g. Discovering "reflective" time
h. Developing good time management habits

This session with Laura Hamilton, CSP is a humor laced and practically based workshop with logical steps of implementation. It will be a long remembered workshop making it easy to begin eliminating the Time Wasters in our Lives.

2016 Vendors

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Breakfast Brought to you by:
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Peacehaven Road

Oakwood Drive

Stratford Road

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Deborah Arnold

Debbie Cox

Jennifer Ertl


Crafts by Pearl


Sherrie Bowen

Chanel Ratliff

Matt Pace

Handcrafted Jewelry Designs by
Beth Holcomb

Taleona & Kelvin Mayfield


Martha Poland


Tammy Craven



Norma Jewelry & Accessories

Oh My Goodness
Herbal Bar
Shayla Herndon & Maliquea Starnes
"Just Breathe" Gift Box (2)

Brandon Hammond

Stacey Westmoreland


Sylvia Dalrymple

Donna Jones

Ashley Sigmon


Janet Turner

Mary McMillan


Shanna McClellan

Butterfly Feeder
Garden Flower

Dr. Amy Shu
$50 Gift Card (2)

Nicole Staton

2016 Door Prizes

 Location     Door Prize
 Adventure Landing
 10 Game Tickets
 Airbound Trampoline Park
 1 Hour Free Jump Passes (2)
 Billy Bob's Silver Diner
 $25 Gift Cards (2)
 Bojangles $25 Gift Card
 Bojangles logo items in BoBox
 Burke Street Pizza
 $25 Gift Card
 Carolina Theatre
 2 Free Passes (10)
 Chick-fil-A - Thruway Location
 One Small Catering Tray (2)
 Craft Dry Cleaners
 $25 Gift Cards (4)
 Diamond Back Grill
 $50 Gift Card
 Ego Hour Hair Designers
 Haircut and Blow Dry
 Facemasters Day Spa
 Basket of Products
 Hill's BBQ
 K&W Cafeteria
 $10 Gift Cards (5)
 KickBack Jack's
 $20 Gift Certificate
 Kimono Japanese Restaurant
 $25 Gift Card
 Mellow Mushroom
 $15 Gift Certificate
 Old Salem Museum & Gardens
 2 Tickets (Valued at $54)
 Reynolda House Museum of American Art
 Pass for 2 (2)
 Roly Poly Sandwiches
 $10 Gift Cards (5)
 Ryan's Restaurant
 $50 Gift Card
 The Grand Theatre
 2 Free Tickets
 The Stocked Pot    
 Free Cooking Class (Valued at $49)
 Tripps Restaurant
 $25 Gift Certificate
 Utopia Salon & Day Spa
 $50 Gift Card
 Village Tavern
 $25 Gift Card (2)
 Wake Forest University Stores
 Wake Forest Black Sweatshirt XXL
 Wake Forest Gray Sweatshirt M
 Wake Forest White Jersey XXL
 Winston-Salem Symphony
 2 Tickets to Concert of Choice

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